In accordance with his administration’s worker-friendly disposition, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo State has promoted 14,016 public servants in the state in the last 20 months.
The beneficiaries of the promotion exercise cut across the main civil service and self-accounting agencies, boards and parastatals of government.
Chairman of the State Civil Service Commission, Dr. Afolabi Adewakun, who gave the hint during a press conference in Akure, hailed Akeredolu for making the welfare of the civil servants his priority since the inception of the current administration.
According to him, the gesture has birthed higher productivity leading to better service delivery.
Adewakun said: “Governor Akeredolu graciously approved the promotion of all deserving officers in the public service despite the economic challenges being experienced in the country at the moment.
“The governor gave the approval as early as June, and you will agree with me that this is unprecedented. Hitherto, such approval comes up around October/ November of the promotion year, and the exercise would not be completed until December.
“Immediately the approval was received, all the Ministries and Extra-Ministerial Department were directed to swing into action and work in earnest.”
The commission’s chairman therefore congratulated beneficiaries of the promotion and asked them to be more dedicated to their duties.